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^T?IiMBST YEAR-NO. 70. LEWISTON. IDAHO. SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1907. SUBSCRIPTION »5 PER YEAR. RURY l THAW IS UNDER FIRE En pi.Mt for 45 Minutes by jeroae Before Lunacy Commission NB W YORK, March 30.— H. K. wan under examination for two jjonro and fifty minutes by the com ml , p lnn on lunacy appointed to Inquire .„to his present mental state, and when at 11:16 o'clock this morning a «.minute recess was taken, It was announced the ordeal was nearly over. There was an open session this aft ernoon at which Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton appeared, but he was not al lowed to testify before the commission. Hamilton Could Not Toatlfy. Before Dr. Hamilton was called to the stand District Attorney Jerome vas permitted to cross examine Thaw. Thaw's attorneys declared this aft ernoon their client had not suffered In the least at the hands of District At torney Jerome under cross examina tion, which lasted 45 minutes, but re mained calm and collected throughout. Attorney Delmas, leading counsel of Thaw, was on the stand this after noon. Dr. Campbell testified that he saw nothing unusual In Thaw's conduct In the Tombs. TRAVELING MEN MEET TONIGHT Plan oi Foot to Organize Club of Those Working Out of City A meeting Is called for 7:30 o'clock this evening at the Commercial club rooms for the commercial travelers who either make this their home or headquarters, while they are engaged la making the surrounding territory. There are more than 30 men constant ly on the road In the various lines of business who either travel for Lewis ton firms or make this place the head quarters for firms operating In this territory. An organization has been agitated for some weeks and the meeting called to perfect it will be held tonight. The fact that so many men are represented In this business emphasizes the point that Lewiston Is rapidly growing as a Jobbing and wholesale center. The organization, it Is hoped, will add to the effectiveness of the booster movement that Is now being launened as It makes another factor of elemental strength. BUTTE MEN TO PLAY T0MQ0H0W The Butte Giants will play their first game this season with the Lewiston team on the Normal grounds tomor row afternoon, arrangements being completed this afternoon. Paul Thyng will work with the vis tors because they are short one man. Blue and Hamlin will throw the same lor Lewiston, and Kllllday for Butte. Sprague will play back stop for Lewiston, with Herman Siegrist, an able second, at the position. Bradbury will act as captain during the game. Tbe game will be placed at 3:30 o'clock. BUSCH DOING MANUAL LABOR Brewery Strike in St. Louis Cutting Down Output of Boer. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Marrh 30.—The ■trike of the United Brewery Worker« , ere 811,1 111 East St. Louis has already an effect of curtailing the output 0 beer. The breweries continue to ^upply the city trade, but out of town ^wde Is temporarily abandoned. Office staffs from Vice President B usch down are doing manual labor around the Anheuser-Busch plant j ♦ USE ENDEARING NAMES. - "*■ CHICAGO, 111., March 30.— -» ♦ Personalities have so entered Into ♦ ♦ the municipal campaign that the ♦ ♦ various candidates are calling ♦ each other such names as "Hu- » ♦ man Polecat," "Grafter," "Thief," ♦ ♦ "Perjurer" and "Liar." ♦ RAILROAD WADE DISPUTE PACIFIC CHICAGO, III., March 30.—Nothing tangible has resulted from the first meeting of Chairman Knapp and Com missioner Neill with the parties to the railroad wage dispute. Later meetings will be held today, but it Is not believed an agreement or settlement will be reached for sev eral days. NEWS FORECAST COMING WEEK Usual Spring Elections to Be Held Throughont Country Special to Evening Teller. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 30.— The usual spring elections for city and county officers are to be held next week In various parts of the country. For the most part the contests are of purely local Interest and significance, though In several of the larger cities such as Chicago and St. Louis the re sults will attract wider attention. The appeal In the case of John F. Gaynor and Benjamin D. Greene, con victed of conspiracy to defraud the government In connection with the Sa vannah harbor improvements, will come up for hearing Monday hi the United States court of appeals at New Orleans. Christian Science Case. The season of the Metropolitan Grand Opera c^npany having closed In New York the company will start on tour, opening In Boston Monday night for a week's engagement.. The subse quent engagements include Cincinnati. Chicago. Milwaukee, St. Louis and a number of other large cities. Further developments in the action to secure an accounting of the finan cial affairs of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy, head of the Christian Science belief, are expected soon, as the ac tion Is returnable at the April term of court, which assembles in Concord, N. H., Tuesday. An International conference of the World's Student Christian Federation will assemble next Wednesday in To kio. with a number of Americans In at tendance. The gathering Is notable principally for the fact that It Is the first international conference of Chris tians to be held in Japan. Interstate Commerce Commission. New England will pay tribute next Wednesday to Dr. Edward Everett Hale on the occasion of the eighty fifth birthday of the famous author clergyman. Counsel for E. H. Harrlman will ap pear 'before the interstate commerce commission Thursday to present argu ment« regarding the contention that the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific are parallel and competing lines. Though some additional testi mony may be brought out through this action It is not thought likely that the Investigation of the Harrlman lines will be re-opened. Sir Wilfred Laurier and Sir Fred erick Borden, who are to represent Canada at the coming Colonial confer ence, have booked passage to sail for England next Friday. The conference 1« to assemble In London the middle of April. Dr. Haugh to Di« Friday. Dr. Oliver O. Haugh, the young phy sician who killed hi« father, mother and brother at Dayton. Ohio, more than a year ago, la under sentence to be electrocuted In the «täte peniten tiary at Columbus next Friday. The Right Hon. James Bryce, the British ambassador at Washington, has accepted an Invitation to visit Chi cago the latter part of the week. On Saturday night he Is to he the guest of honor at a banquet to be given by the Chicago Commercial club. In Europe the proceedings of the Russian douma and the uprising of the peasants In Roumanla, which appears to be growing despite the vigorous measures taken to suppress it. will occupy a large share of public atten tlon. -» » FOLLOW OAND TO CLARKSTON Parade to Booster Meeting Leaves Bollinger at 7:30 O'Clock Headed by a brass band. Lewiston's boosters are going over to Clarkston this evening to attend ihe booster meeting to be held in that city. An ef fort Is being made to take over more than 200 local members of the Booster club, Commercial club and promotion bureau. Besides them, there will be Mayor Henry Heitfeld and the mem bers of his council. E. H. Libby, of the Lewis ton-Clarks ton company, notified the committee having the Lewiston arrangements for the parade in charge, that no toll will be charged on the bridge, either going or coming. Procession Starts at 7:30. The procession will leave Fifth and Main at 7:30 o'clock. Professor Baumgaertel, leader of the band, will have his musicians at the hotel about 7 o'clock, and while waiting for tbs column to form, will play several se lections. Commenting on the meeting this eve ning and the representation which Lewiston should make, a prominent member of the Booster club said: "It Is up to us this evening to show Clarkston that we are In earnest when we say that we are boosting for their city as heartily as we are for our own. Word Must Be Kept. 'We have promised them our sup port and co-operation. It Is now up to use to make good our word by going across the bridge this evening several hundred strong, If we don't do it, the Clarkston people can say, and with some truth, perhaps, that we do not have the Interest In their town that we have professed. 'The Clarkston people came over tb our meeting about 100 strong. We should go over there about 300 strong In equal proportion." WOMEN KILLED DESIOE RUDOIES Peasants Resist Grape Shot With Scythes Tied to Long Poles BUCHAREST, March 30.—Field guns and grape shot, according to offi cial reports, are winning against the revolutionary peasantry whose arms are mostly hayforks and scythe blades. The Insurgents are able to hold their own against the troops at close quar ters, and have even withstood cavalry charges, doing terrible execution with forks and scythe blades strapped to long poles. The artillery was requisitioned and the troops are now ascendent. Many women are In the Insurgent ranks and are found dead beside the bodies of their husbands. School Teachers Arriving. School teachers residing In Clarks ton are commencing to return to spend their spring vacation and Incidentally to attend the county Institute and the s|sslon of the Inland Empire Teachers' association at Lewiston. Enjoying Balmy Climate. Russ Hall and his six faithfuls left Moscow for Lewiston yesterday and are now enjoying the balmy atmos phere of that beautiful little city, playing ball In the early morning and cooling themselves under the wide spreading chestnut tree In front of the Hôte 1 Bollinger in the afternoon.— Moscow Journal. Philadelphia scribes have organised a "sporting writers* union." That's the stuff. Walt until some managing edi tor gets sassy. Ton without the base ball dope and we* uns on the picket Pearl Casey will play with the Port land, Ore., club this season. No, the Portland club is not hiring "bloomers." Peart is a boy. If what all the war correspondents say is true there will be 16 pennants won this season instead of two. CROCKER HEIRS WANT INTEREST Claim H. P. Pays Dividends ........ on Stock, Neglecting Bonds CHICAGO, 111., March 30.—Attorney Henry Crawford of this city announces that a bill In equity In behalf of the Crocker Estate company of San Fran cisco, in answer to Thomas Hubbard of New York, has been filed In the cir cuit court at Austin, Texas, asking that the Southern Pacific Railroad company be restrained from paying dividends upon Its common stock, amounting to *4,000,000. The court Is asked to decree that the Union Pacific controls and operates a system of railroads which Is In con stant and natural competition with the Southern Pacific between San Fran cisco and New Orleans, "contrary to public policy and in violation of the laws of the United States and the laws of Texas." Want Union Pacific Restrained. The bill asks that the court enjoin the Union Pacific, Its officers and agents, from hereafter voting any stock of the Southern Pacific or over Its finances, including the Galveston, Har risburg & San Antonio company. It Is said by the complainants that In order to fully protect the lines and prioriies of the second mortgages the "west division bonds," that the court must either apopint a receiver of the western division, or direct ' the mort gage trustees to enter Into the com plainant's claim and hold more than *2,000,000 of the total of *6,364,000 sec ond mortgage bonds of the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio: that the Interest and sinking funds installment are past duo to the amount of *2,500, Ô00. It Is alleged In the bill that the rail road paid Interest on the bonds and declared dividends when they should have paid the interest on the mortgage bonds, and the court Is asked to de cree accordingly. PROGRAM FOR BAND CONCERT Will Be Rendered Sunday Afternoon at City Park Weather permitting. Professor Baumgaertel and his band will give an open-air concert tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at City park. The pro gram will be the one which was to have been rendered last Sunday, but was postponed because of the rain. Next Sunday the band will give a concert for the benefit of the visiting cadets from Moscow and the teachers In attendance upon the convention next week. Sunday Afternoon's Program. March, "Greater Lewiston"........ .................... Baumgaertel Overture. "Orpheus" ......Oppenbach Waltz, "Natursaenger" ........ Ziehrer Selection, "111 Trovatore"........Verdi "Preclossa" (first time)........Weber Quartette for two cornets, horn and baritone, performed by Messrs. Lotzenhelser, Pollard, Allen and Til ley. Serenade, "The Land of Romance" .......................... Floehna "Torchlight Dance," .......Meyerbeer "Grand American Fantasia"....B*ndin A. N. HANSON LIKES LEWISTON V A. N. Hanson, adveristing manager of Ellers Plano house at Spokane, came down last night to assist Mr. Larson, the local manager, for a few days In closing out their stock preparatory to moving Into new quarters. Mr. Hansen expresses himself as well pleased with Lewiston In general and says that his house deems Lewis ton a fine musical center. With this Idea In view the copipany will open the finest and most complete music store in Idaho. ♦ MINT BUYS SILVER. ♦ WASHINGTON, D. C., March ♦ 30.—The directors of the mint has ♦ purchased 100,000 ounces of sil- ♦ ♦ver, delivered at New Orleans, La., ♦ ■e at 66.0006 cents per ounce. ♦ DEATH RECKONS _ ..... MRS. S. SCOTT: Her Daughter Seriously 111 at Grangeville; I. Brunt Falls Dead Special to Evening Tellsr. GRANGEVILLE, Idaho, March 30.— Mrs. Sylvester Scott, aged 70, died suddenly of complications attendant upon advanced age, at 2 o'clock yes terday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellers, of Lawyer's Canyon. No arrangements have yet been per fected for the funeral, but It will prob ably take place tomorrow. Mrs. Scott was the principal witness I against Ed Wiley, who was recently I tried In the district court for com- [ pllclty In the assassination of Swan ' Knudson on the Florence road on Au- j gust 17, 1901. Irwin Brunt Dies Suddenly. Miss Rose Scott, daughter of Mrs*! Scott, another important witness In the | Knudson case, Is dangerously 111 with pneumonia at a hotel In this city. She is not expected to recover. Irwin Brunt, .aged 16, suecombed tJ heart failure at 8:30 o'clocit last even ing. The boy had been a recent suf ferer from diphtheria. Irwin went out Into the back yard last evening and as he was re-entering the house he fell unconscious through the open door, and died within half an hour. The funeral will take* place tomor row, Rev. D. C. Sanderson officiating. NARROW ESCAPE FROM CREMATION Residence of Mrs. Justice Is Destroyed by Fire at Early Hour I Clarkston Bureau Evening Teller. CLARKSTON, Wash., March 30.— As a result of Mrs. Francis Justice suf- i fering from a severe toothache last night, her residence in South Vineland was totally destroyed by fire, and she j had a narrow escape from beiiy; burn ed to death. About midnight, while suffering ex cruciating pain from a tooth, Mrs. Justice arose and lighted a large stand lamp. When In the act of placing the lamp on the table, the bottom of the stand caught and overturned the lamp. Mrs. Justice dropped the lamp, breaking the bowl and spilling the oil, which ignited. Her night robes then caught lire. Sustains Severe Burns. After an effectual endeavor to put out the rapidly spreading flames In the room, Mrs. Justice thought of her burning garment, and smothered the. flames with a blanket. She sustained severe blisters about the lower limbs. Mrs. Justice was alone In the house at the time, and because of the late ness of the hour, help was not easily summoned. When neighbors did reach the house It was practically consumed. The house Is located In South Vine land, and was valued at *1,500. The furniture and the building were In sured sufficiently to cover the loss. Mrs. Justice Is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Wilson. Jimmy Burke says he would rather play In Kansas City than in Philadel phia. Tough on Philadelphia, Isn't It? ; ' j j i I j j ; . I S I Andy Stevenson, a St Louis prise fighter, Is having a try-out with the Browns. Pugilistic umpires will not be the whole works this season. Roossvelt st Bsll Rsosption. WASHINGTON, D. C.. March 30.— President Roosevelt attended the re ception of the Yale Baseball club. The members were Introduced by Gifford Pinchot, chief forester. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ M. OPPENHEIMER IS FOUND DEAO While Alone, Soccumbs to Asthma In llis Main I I [ ' j | Street Rooms Marks Oppenheimer was found dead in his room at 497 Main street, near the Potlatch Lumber company's office, when friends went to visit him this morning. Asthma was the Immédiats cause of death. Mr Oppenheimer Is the father of Guy Oppenheimer, stenographer to United States District Attorney Rulck at Boise. Mr. Oppenheimer arrived In Lewiston a week ago from Wallace, and resided at Hotel Assemble« untit yesterday, when he was moved to m cottage on Elast Main street, where he died. Mr. Oppenheimer is & member of the Fraternal Order of Engles at Wardner. That lodge has been notified of his death. Guy Oppenheimer has been tele graphed asking for disposition of the body. KILLS MOTHER AND 4 CHILDREN i j In her It? F. Powell, Fiend Incarnate, to Hang Tuesday In Texas Special to Evenin g Teller. VICTORIA, Texas, March SO.—The final chapter In one of the most noted murder cases In the history of Texas will be written next Tuesday, when Felix Powell will be hanged here for the murder of Mrs. A. J. Conditf and her four children. The crime occurred on the Conditt family place near the town of Edna late in September, 1905. On the morn ing of the murder Monk Gibson, a negro, repored to A. J. Conditt, at work upon a rice farm several miles from his home, that some trouble hnJ en sued at his home. Sight Stuns the Father. Conditt jumped on a horse and with ; the negro started back, but still un ' aware of the horror that was ahead of him. Half way down the road the two were met by officers. Gibson was arrested and Conditt was j Informed that his wh'e was dead. The j husband and father galloped to the i little eottage where his loved ones had been left. There upon the floor before I the open door lay his wife, weltering j in her own blood. His baby was seat ed In a crimson pool, crying for the j mother who was dead. Stunned by the spectable, Conditt ; passed on Into his little home. Home Is Charnel House. In a rear room lay his only girl. . torn by the ravisher and killed by the I slash of a keen edged knife. S In the rear of the home was found the body of his three-year-old son, where he had been thrown after the I murdered had slashed him twice across the throat. Nearby was the mutilated remains of the two older boys. Both had been killed with an Iron bar, brained and left dying In the tall grass, to be fjund after the other de tails of the tragedy had been com pleted. Arrest Wrong Colored Man, The negro youth, Monk Gibson, w*a strung up In an effort to extort a con fession from him. While being transferred from one Jal to another for safe-keeping he eluded his guards and remained at large sev eral days. Subsequently he was re captured, tried, convicted and given the death penalty It was not until some time later that Powell's connertion with the crime came to light. the Brewery Strike Spreading. ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 30.—7 afternoon 1,100 union bottlers empl ed at different breweries quit wi The total number of men now ou 2,700. Pitcher Joe Harris, the fat child the Boston Americans, playing can field and the ball going over his b three times a minute. Wouldn't make you giggle?